Essay about Media Influence on Body Image

1286 Words Aug 23rd, 2011 6 Pages
Media Influence on Body Image

Media Influence on Body Image
Everyone has a different view of what is beautiful. Why then can we not transfer that to how we view ourselves? Why can we not be happy with how we look? The simple answer is the media. They show images to millions of people of what they think beauty is. Those images affect society and they view themselves about how they look. Most of these images are unrealistic, and send unhealthy expectations to women on how they should look. This causes body images to be skewed. Which in turn causes women to spend more money to make themselves look like what they think is normal. In severe cases it can cause eating disorders.
Before I start let me explain what i body image is and how is
…show more content…
Out of that percentage 71 percent do it to look and feel more attractive. The current hair color trend is ombre. That is brown roots with the hair getting lighter the closer to the ends. This trend stared late last year because of female celebrities choosing to use this color. Celebrities’ looks also affect what skin tone girls want. Most women want to have the same skin tone of the current hottest female celebrity, for example Megan Fox. Do not get me wrong I would like to have a tan like Kim Kardashian, but I see nothing wrong with the skin tone I have now. I am proud of what little tan I have, because that is all I can get. I happen to be the palest person in my family besides my grandmother, but I am okay with that. It just makes me unique. Women spend billions of dollars a year to improve their body image. Yes that is right billions. On average American women spends between seventy and one hundred dollars a year. That totals up to be six to ten billion on beauty products. However, that does not include plastic surgery. That is a multi-billion dollar industry as well. Over ten million females have plastic surgery a year. Three quarter of a million are ages 20-29 while two million are ages 30-39. The largest amounts are three million ages 55 and up and 5.3 million ages 40-54. Out of all the customers three quarters of them are repeat customers.

Related Documents